Organic Cinnamon Bark Oil, Fair Trade
Sweet Wood, Cassia Vera, Cannella
- Fair Trade Certified Organic Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil is used for oral care and diffusion primarily because it is too irritating to use on the skin. In addition to smelling heart-meltingly sweet, cinnamon oil is antiseptic, pain-relieving and stimulating.
Farming Method Certified Organic Country of Origin Sri Lanka Plant Part Bark Scientific Name Cinnamomum zeyl. Application Method Diffusion, Topical
Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil is spicy and warm. The scent floods the senses with the fiery and infinitely sweet aroma, reminiscent of cinnamon disk hard candy.
Because it is too irritating to use on the skin, it must be diluted extremely well before applying to the skin. A dilution of 0.2% should be maximum and a patch test should be done before topical use. Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil is often used in small quantities to give a slight spicy tone to essential oil blends.
Below is a list of benefits that Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil provides, by category.
Nervous System: Nervous Tension, Stress-Related Disorders, Weakness, Fatigue, Low Self-Esteem.
Oral Care: Laryngitis, Tonsillitis, Sinusitis, Sore Throat.
You must highly dilute this oil before using on the skin, up to 0.2% maximum; otherwise it would cause severe irritation.
Nervous Tension, Stress, Psychological Issues: Diffusion.
Low Self-Esteem: Diffusion.
Laryngitis,Tonsillitis, Sinusitis, Sore Throat: Dilute to 2% in sesame oil and gargle.
Cinnamon Bark is a dermal toxin and severely sensitizing. Handle with caution.. Avoid during pregnancy.
“The ancient Egyptians were known to have used cinnamon in mummification. Diodorus described how after cleaning the body with palm wine and spices and anointing it with cedar oil and other unguents it was then rubbed down with myrrh, cinnamon and other aromatics to preserve it. Manniche, as referenced in The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Battaglia
The Arab traders, who kept its origin a secret, supplied the spice to the Greeks and Romans. The quest for cinnamon was pursued so enthusiastically that it was the principal incentive of the Portuguese in discovering the route around the Cape to India and Ceylon.” Evans, as referenced in The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Battaglia
About the Plant
Cinnamon is more than just a reddish brown powder or jar of sticks in your spice drawer. If you are ever deep in the forests of Madagascar surrounded by tropical trees of every shape and size, the 45 foot high evergreen Cinnamon tree will be among them.
You will recognize it by its strong branches, thick scabby bark with young shoots speckled greenish-orange, little white flowers, oval bluish white berries, and shiny green leathery leaves that give away the delicious cinnamon scent when bruised.
Where it Grows
Cinnamon is native to Asia.
Scent: The scent of Cinnamon Bark is sweet, spicy and warm.
Blends With: Benzoin, Bergamot, Cardamom, Clove, Frankincense, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lemon, Mandarine, Orange, Petitgrain, Rose, Vanilla, Ylang Ylang.
Note: Base to Middle
Composition: Aldehyde Cinnameldehyde, eugenol, benzeldehyde, hydroxycinnamaldehyde.